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Final steel beams from Katy Trail Overpass removed Tuesday night

Multiple vehicles head both east and west early Wednesday morning as they travel down Broadway Boulevard near the location of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge. Workers from APAC Construction removed the last of the steel support beams that supported the decking of the bridge Tuesday night and into the early hours Wednesday morning. Wednesday marked the first time since 1936 that travelers had an unrestricted view of Broadway Boulevard.


A worker from APAC Construction uses a gas torch to cut through a main support beam prior to its removal Wednesday night. The crew removed three 54-foot long beams Tuesday night. Each of the beams weighed approximately 30,000 pounds, according to a scale on the crane used to remove the beams.


APAC Construction workers check the pulley and lines on a 65-ton crane used to lift the 30,000-pound steel beams from their position on concrete retaining walls of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge on Tuesday night.


A driver from APAC Construction moves a steel side support beam after it was removed from the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge on Tuesday night. The support beam was placed in dumpsters to be recycled. During the night closures of the construction phase of the bridge replacement project, workers had to remove all debris from the area as Broadway Boulevard remained open for traffic during the business day.


An employee of APAC Construction works in the light provided by spot generators to cut through the three steel beams that remained of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge on Tuesday night. Since all the beams have been removed, crews will prepare the site for concrete work prior to the new bridge being set. The project is expected to be completed within 90 days of its March 14 start date, weather permitting.


A semi-truck travels east along a section of the concrete retaining wall of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge on Tuesday morning. The bridge originally constructed in 1936, is being replaced to raise the height of the structure from 13 feet, nine inches to an unrestricted clearance height of more than 16 feet. Safety features for both pedestrians and drivers will also be added to the new bridge.


Final steel beams from Katy Trail Overpass removed Tuesday night

Multiple vehicles head both east and west early Wednesday morning as they travel down Broadway Boulevard near the location of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge. Workers from APAC Construction removed the last of the steel support beams that supported the decking of the bridge Tuesday night and into the early hours Wednesday morning. Wednesday marked the first time since 1936 that travelers had an unrestricted view of Broadway Boulevard.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_tsd033116bridge1.jpgMultiple vehicles head both east and west early Wednesday morning as they travel down Broadway Boulevard near the location of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge. Workers from APAC Construction removed the last of the steel support beams that supported the decking of the bridge Tuesday night and into the early hours Wednesday morning. Wednesday marked the first time since 1936 that travelers had an unrestricted view of Broadway Boulevard.

A worker from APAC Construction uses a gas torch to cut through a main support beam prior to its removal Wednesday night. The crew removed three 54-foot long beams Tuesday night. Each of the beams weighed approximately 30,000 pounds, according to a scale on the crane used to remove the beams.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_tsd033116bridge2.jpgA worker from APAC Construction uses a gas torch to cut through a main support beam prior to its removal Wednesday night. The crew removed three 54-foot long beams Tuesday night. Each of the beams weighed approximately 30,000 pounds, according to a scale on the crane used to remove the beams.

APAC Construction workers check the pulley and lines on a 65-ton crane used to lift the 30,000-pound steel beams from their position on concrete retaining walls of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge on Tuesday night.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_tsd033116bridges3.jpgAPAC Construction workers check the pulley and lines on a 65-ton crane used to lift the 30,000-pound steel beams from their position on concrete retaining walls of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge on Tuesday night.

A driver from APAC Construction moves a steel side support beam after it was removed from the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge on Tuesday night. The support beam was placed in dumpsters to be recycled. During the night closures of the construction phase of the bridge replacement project, workers had to remove all debris from the area as Broadway Boulevard remained open for traffic during the business day.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_tsd033116bridges4.jpgA driver from APAC Construction moves a steel side support beam after it was removed from the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge on Tuesday night. The support beam was placed in dumpsters to be recycled. During the night closures of the construction phase of the bridge replacement project, workers had to remove all debris from the area as Broadway Boulevard remained open for traffic during the business day.

An employee of APAC Construction works in the light provided by spot generators to cut through the three steel beams that remained of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge on Tuesday night. Since all the beams have been removed, crews will prepare the site for concrete work prior to the new bridge being set. The project is expected to be completed within 90 days of its March 14 start date, weather permitting.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_tsd033116bridges5.jpgAn employee of APAC Construction works in the light provided by spot generators to cut through the three steel beams that remained of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge on Tuesday night. Since all the beams have been removed, crews will prepare the site for concrete work prior to the new bridge being set. The project is expected to be completed within 90 days of its March 14 start date, weather permitting.

A semi-truck travels east along a section of the concrete retaining wall of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge on Tuesday morning. The bridge originally constructed in 1936, is being replaced to raise the height of the structure from 13 feet, nine inches to an unrestricted clearance height of more than 16 feet. Safety features for both pedestrians and drivers will also be added to the new bridge.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_tsd033116bridges6.jpgA semi-truck travels east along a section of the concrete retaining wall of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge on Tuesday morning. The bridge originally constructed in 1936, is being replaced to raise the height of the structure from 13 feet, nine inches to an unrestricted clearance height of more than 16 feet. Safety features for both pedestrians and drivers will also be added to the new bridge.

Multiple vehicles head both east and west early Wednesday morning as they travel down Broadway Boulevard near the location of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge. Workers from APAC Construction removed the last of the steel support beams that supported the decking of the bridge Tuesday night and into the early hours Wednesday morning. Wednesday marked the first time since 1936 that travelers had an unrestricted view of Broadway Boulevard.

A worker from APAC Construction uses a gas torch to cut through a main support beam prior to its removal Wednesday night. The crew removed three 54-foot long beams Tuesday night. Each of the beams weighed approximately 30,000 pounds, according to a scale on the crane used to remove the beams.

APAC Construction workers check the pulley and lines on a 65-ton crane used to lift the 30,000-pound steel beams from their position on concrete retaining walls of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge on Tuesday night.

A driver from APAC Construction moves a steel side support beam after it was removed from the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge on Tuesday night. The support beam was placed in dumpsters to be recycled. During the night closures of the construction phase of the bridge replacement project, workers had to remove all debris from the area as Broadway Boulevard remained open for traffic during the business day.

An employee of APAC Construction works in the light provided by spot generators to cut through the three steel beams that remained of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge on Tuesday night. Since all the beams have been removed, crews will prepare the site for concrete work prior to the new bridge being set. The project is expected to be completed within 90 days of its March 14 start date, weather permitting.

A semi-truck travels east along a section of the concrete retaining wall of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge on Tuesday morning. The bridge originally constructed in 1936, is being replaced to raise the height of the structure from 13 feet, nine inches to an unrestricted clearance height of more than 16 feet. Safety features for both pedestrians and drivers will also be added to the new bridge.

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